"Feels like stopping for lunch huh?" "Yeah, we even have cold juices in the fridge, and our lavash (traditional Armenian thin bread) from the other day needs to be eaten urgently!" #transcaucasian #trail #transarmenian #Defender #aboveandbeyond #lunchtime #expeditionroutine #expedition #tctarmenia #longdistancehikingroute #lavash #bluesky #summer #transcaucasianexpedition #armenianmountains @tom_r_allen @alemambelli.earth @transcaucasiantrail @LandRover @rgs_ibg
Guess how this huge drop of authentic Armenian high-mountain indigenous mud got inside the car??:) We just like driving with open windows in summer, and off-roading in back-country sometimes results in mud on unexpected surfaces not only outside but also inside:) what you need for that is a bunch of undrivable roads and a Landrover! Such an adventure!:) #offroadadventure #landroverjourneys #mudness #mudinsidethetruck #3dmud #feltlikedrivingonmeltedchocolate #pleasure #happiness #joy #armenia #georgina110 #landroverdefender110 #transcaucasian #trail #transcaucasiantrail #adventuretravel #transcaucasianexpedition #longdistancehikingroute
"A mountain hut (also known as alpine hut, mountain shelter, mountain refuge, mountain lodge, and mountain hostel) is a building located high in the mountains, generally accessible only by foot, intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers, climbers and hikers. Mountain huts are usually operated by an Alpine Club or some organisation dedicated to hiking or mountain recreation. Mountain huts can provide a range of services, starting with shelter and simple sleeping berths. Some, particularly in remote areas, are not staffed, but others have staff which prepare meals and drinks and can provide other services, including providing lectures and selling clothing and small items. Mountain huts usually allow anybody to access their facilities, although some require reservations." – says the Wiki. The interior of this picture belongs to something like the huts mentioned in the article, and since the roads bringing there weren't particularly tolerable for even off-road driving, this shelter fits the description "accessible only by foot", and even has more to offer, that wasn't mentioned in there: a book of an Armenian poet, playing cards, shaving razor and brush, some sugar and salt etc. The door didn't have a lock, and the window had an amazing view of a very high mountain lake which very much reminded planet Mars early in the morning:) This is exactly what you need on a long-distance hike: a Mars-like view from your random shelter's window, especially in the moment transcending from sleeping to awakening, when you're still not quite sure where are you waking… #longdistancehiking #results #in #longposts #patiencetest #storytelling #mountainhut #mars #shelteronmars #highmountains #highmountainlake #transcaucasian #trail #transarmenian #transcaucasianexpedition #mountainrefuge #overnightstay #longdistancehikingroute #accessibleby foot #sharingeconomy #politicsgohomeyouaredrunk #mountainsdontgiveashit
Last week I spoke in front of a full house at the Royal Geographical Society, telling the story of the Transcaucasian Expedition and the future of the trail project. The talk was live-streamed on Youtube and is now available to watch in full.
Can you imagine a mountain range as big as the Alps and the Pyrenees combined without a single established trekking route? In 2016, a team of idealistic outdoor enthusiasts in the Caucasus decided to build one… This film is a a glimpse into an average day in the field for the members of the Land […]
I’m exhausted. Drained. Overwhelmed. If I knew back in April what I know now, this expedition would have looked very different. This is, of course, exactly what I signed up for…
As I stuffed the last bag of food into my pack, slung it over my back, and locked Georgina’s doors, it occurred to me that this would be the first unsupported multi-day hiking foray of the Transcaucasian Expedition.
Tavush was always at the top of my list of places to explore on this expedition. This forested mountainous region in the north of Armenia consists mainly of the eastern fringes of the Lesser Caucasus range. On satellite imagery you can trace this stretch of dark green forest through southern Georgia, along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, […]